Creative Envy

Tuesday, December 22, 2009, 8:42 pm
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I decided not to go as overboard as I did last year in terms of gift wrapping for Christmas; however, I did go slightly nuts. Just not as labor-intensive. I used both kraft and white paper as my base and then used this decorative packaging tape as a faux ribbon (it also makes it that much more challenging to actually open the gift). Then, playing off the garland I did on my tree (Starbucks-inspired) I made little ornament gift tags out of the same felt. I did some freehand embellishments on a couple of the gifts just for fun and I’m okay with the fact that it looks a bit kid-like. That’s the point of this season, isn’t it?

I’ll be checking in here and there over the next couple of weeks but not all that much as I’ll be home relaxing with friends and family. Happy holidays!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 7:37 pm
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Using inspiration from here and here, I give you my Christmas wrapping.


I’m well aware that no person should dedicate the time it took to do this especially when it all gets torn off in a matter of seconds but it was fun to do. Again, it’s an illness.

Oh yeah, I should say that no new materials were purchased to accomplish any of this. Everything was from my existing stash or recycled from bags, etc.